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  • Maryland's Dominion Cove Point Terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, the only liquefied natural gas import terminal in the Mid-Atlantic, is adding export capability.  Export operations are expected to begin in late 2017.
  • In 2016, the Calvert Cliffs facility, Maryland’s only nuclear power plant, supplied 40% of the state's net electricity generation.
  • Maryland's per capita consumption of natural gas is the third lowest in the nation, after Hawaii and Vermont.
  • In 2016, renewable energy resources, including hydroelectric power and utility-scale solar photovoltaic generation, accounted for 7.2% of Maryland's total net electricity generation. 
  • Maryland's Port of Baltimore has set coal-handling records in recent years, and in 2016, it was second in the nation in coal exports. Coal is the leading export commodity by tonnage leaving the Port of Baltimore.

Last Updated: July 20, 2017

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